I am not sure, but I believe they didn’t only add new icons and changed the overall design, but also added one or two more options. I don’t recall seeing a link to gadgets for your website but maybe it was just hidden in a sub menu.
Overall it makes a really clean and easy to use look. I’m really tempted to try one or two of the new things I see on there…
What’s new on the Tools page?
First of all of course the look. They got rid of the greenish design and moved to the „Google Standard Blue“ as I like to call it. It looks pretty now.
They also changed the navigation and it is way more intuitive now. However, they didn’t add any new features. They only removed the tool rating options and the improved the overview for each category.
What do you think about the new Google Webmaster Central page? Are you using it?
Further Reading: Webmaster Tools by Google